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John 6:37 and Dr. James White and – A response to the challenge

John 6:37 and Dr. James White and – A response to the challenge

James White and Cheryl Schatz on youtube

John 6:37 Responding to Dr. James White

I posted a YouTube video with my response to the challenges of Dr. James White. On July 24, 2014 Dr. White critiqued my article on John 6:37 posted here  http://www.mmoutreach.org/tg/come-john6-37/. Because of ill-health and ministry obligations I was not able to give my response on YouTube until now. I have posted my video response at http://youtu.be/lYK1cTaycDM.  I welcome discussion on this blog post. Your comments will be held in moderation the first time you post and I ask that you be respectful as all Christians belong to one Lord Jesus. I will continue to add responses in the next set of YouTube posts. I will create a blog post for each YouTube video and discussion can continue on these posts.

John 6:37, what a wonderful verse to discuss!

John 6:37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me

John 6:37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me

All will Come on The Giving Blog by Cheryl Schatz

John 6:37 All that the Father Gives Me

The Promise

Jesus gives an amazing promise in John 6:37~

John 6:37 (NASB) “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me…

Jesus promises all that the Father gives… Let’s start our search into this passage by looking at the terms “all” and “gives.”

All

What does “all” mean in this context?  Does all mean some?  In other words, is Jesus saying that some of what the Father gives Him will come to Him? Not at all.  I think we can safely say from the context because the Father’s will is expressed in the passage, that all simply means all without exception within the group of those who are given.

Gives

Since “all” is that which is given, what is the meaning of the term gives? The grammar will help us to understand. The term “gives” in the Greek is in the present, active, indicative. The present means that the action is in process without an assessment of the action’s completion. Gives as the present tense means that God is presently giving and is continuing to give. Notice that the grammar is not eternity past, but rather the “now.”

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The Bread Given for the life of the World

The Bread Given for the life of the World

Jesus is The Bread on The Giving blog by Cheryl Schatz

The Bread Given

In my last post, I showed how the crowd went from asking Jesus about what they were obligated to do to gain the bread that endures to eternal life, to the next step of asking to see the work that Jesus would do. The purpose of the work is to bring the crowd to faith in Jesus. We stopped in verse 33 where Jesus said that the bread is to give life to the world. Did the crowd understand that they too were a part of the world to whom the bread was given? This post will take apart John 6:34-36.

The request of the crowd

The crowd asked Jesus for the bread which was being offered. There was no sign that the crowd viewed Jesus’ words as exempting them from receiving what He was giving. Their words were clear. Let’s look carefully at the words of the crowd. The crowd said:

John 6:34 (NASB) Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.”

Why did the crowd say give “us” this bread? They said these words because they knew what the term “world” meant as Jesus used it in that context. Jesus said that the bread was for “the life of the world.” The use of the term “world” by Jesus was not said in a limited context, and the crowd believed that they could ask for this special bread… so they asked.

John 6:34 (NASB) Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.”

By using the term “give” and not “pay”, the crowd understood Jesus to be saying that the bread was something to be granted.
The crowd also said:

John 6:34 (NASB) Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.”

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